pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours slightly dark red color very little carbonation and no head, bottle is at least 3 years old, smells of fruit malt and yeast, taste is of fruit and malt, slightly sour, very light bodied, slight warming, pretty plain.
Bricks (758) - Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smelled of malts. Dark in appearance. Palate was somewhat thin and the complexity was only average... OK
dagimp (837) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a 12 oz into a snifter. Pours blondishbrown with a good two inches of head. Zero lacing. aroma is the highlight of this beer. Belgiany and with tons of bubblegum, alcohol and spice. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy with some body. Taste is dirty, and I don’t mean earthy. Plenty of Belgian character but thin and wattery taste like rainwater. Meh, not one I’d buy again.
bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hazy caramel pour into the glass, with a thick ice-cream scoop head that reduces to a 1-finger cap leaving generous soapy lace. The aromas are of sour yeasty dough. Flavors are of lightly burnt malt, yeasty sours, lots of fruity esters and a touch of toasted bitter. The finish closes on a lightly peppered sour note. The palate is medium-bodied with soft carbonation, a lightly silky mouthfeel ensuing. This isn’t the most complex dubbel out there, the most intricate nor even substantive, but it is integrated very well, with a hidden ABV for the style, providing a decently drinkable session-like quaff. Decent, but not top-tier.
Watou (23) - Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On the right track for the Belgian thing. Comes up a little short. Appearance is good, dark brown. Pleasant aroma. Good coating of glass. Light on taste. Ned’s more time bottle fermenting.
Boutip (5195) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of caramelized sugar with very subtle fruity ester is OK. Taste is overly sweet for style with notes of caramelized sugar and light dry fruits with some notes of fruity ester. Body is quite full with OK carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This one is kind of average for the style but definitely lacking some of the subtlety that makes dubbel such a great style to being with.
Cakes (399) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted this on tap at the Selinsgrove Beer & Wine Festival.
Reddish/brown small tan head big bubbles fade quickly... Next to no head, ... Chocolate, pungent chocolate notes, some faint fruits, some very mild dark fruits, Belgian yeast doesnt show up... Medium bodied slightly dry finish very lively.... Very good flavor, looks like soda.
Beerdedone (2978) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and ripe dark fruit. Flavor was sweet and malty with ripe dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar and had a hint of some nuttiness
alobar (3122) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown color with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, and syrup. Lots of dark fruit flavor with caramel, and sweet malt. Nice beer.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Pints for Pets. Light grassy and alcohol notes, some yeasty character. Mild hops. Rich deep amber-orange, light haze, topped with creamy-foamy lacing head. Medium body and medium carbonation. Starts sweet with a bit of honey, Belgian yeast, some chalky funk with Beeman’s gum. Mild warming. More like a Belgian ale than a Dubbel. Chalky hop bitterness at the finish with a bit of yeasty funk, fruity esters.